A few months ago, our world was presented with an obstacle no one had faced before. Millions of people including myself were forced to transition from a typical commuter’s workday to a remote work lifestyle. As a result, I was left feeling unsatisfied. I function best in an office that is energetic and I frankly find the sound of endless typing comforting. I eventually found that my virtual environment gave me an opportunity to grow by overcoming its new challenges. Working from home allowed me to take a break from my usual routine. After a few days of experimenting with a new schedule, I came to the understanding that I could trick myself into thinking I was being productive when in reality I had only chipped away at small pieces of each task on my to-do list. I made it my goal to check off just one box by the end of the day. This helped me stay deeply immersed in my work and produce uninterrupted, free-flowing thoughts. In addition to ticking a checkbox, I have some other tactics for generating the “energized concentration” that I crave.